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Shoe buckle in envelope

Object Number: 
1921.29a
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Brass shoe buckle; pierced, rounded rectangular frame with beaded and floral designs at corners.
Gallery Label: 
This buckle was found in 1920 during subway excavations at Broad and Front Streets in lower Manhattan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group